Have you ever sat in the direct sun for a long lunch? It can be torture on hot days. You could be at home or at your local restaurant, and a outdoor umbrella can make the difference between having a nice day and feeling like you are being roasted for lunch. Here are some really great reasons you should invest in a good patio umbrella.
Since the ribs of a fiberglass built umbrella flex and turn and bend, wind hitting the umbrella will push and pull the canopy in different directions, but won't hurt the rib. The wind flows over and through the umbrella without hurting it. And if the umbrella actually happens to fall, the umbrella ribs will just flex as it hits the ground. No breaking, no snapping, just bending. The fiberglass ribs snap back to their original straight position, stretching the canopy out to where it should be, shading YOU!